Faculty Achievements

Faculty Achievements 2008-2009
Conference Presentations and Invited Talks

Bill Anthes (Art History)
"Native American Contemporary Artists and International Biennial Culture," Paper presented at the College Art Association 97th Annual Conference. Los Angeles, CA, February 2009.

Brent Armendinger (English and World Literature)
Organizer: Marginal Bodies: Illness, Disability and Queer Community. National Queer Arts Festival. San Francisco, CA, June 2008.

Jennifer Armstrong (Biology)
"Functions of the CHD1 Chromatin Remodeling Factor in Development and Chromosome Structure," Presented at the West Coast Regional Developmental Biology Meeting. Pacific Grove, CA, May 2009.

David Bachman (Mathematics)
"Topological Index Theory for Surfaces in 3-manifolds," Presented at the Yale Topology Seminar and the Columbia Topology Seminar, October 2008; the Cascade Topology Conference, Portland, OR, November 2008 and at the Joint Meetings of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America. Washington, DC, January 2009.

Mita Banerjee (Psychology)
"A Social and Emotional Development Intervention in a Southern African Preschool," Presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development. With M. Dooley, C. Mackler and O. Werby. Denver, CO, April 2009.

Martha Bárcenas-Mooradian (Spanish)
"Socially Responsible Language Acquisition through Community Service-Learning Projects," Presented at Engagement and Action Research Symposium, CCCSI. Pitzer College, Claremont, CA, May 2009.

"Spanish Encuentros: Construyendo Puentes entre la Comunidad Académica y las Poblaciones Marginadas," Presented at the Latin American Studies Conference: Study of the Americas. With L. Nicholson. California State University, San Bernardino, CA, April 2009.

"Integrating Social Responsibility Content in the Intermediate Spanish Curriculum: A Holistic Pilot Course for Language Acquisition, Culture and Social Awareness," Presented at California State University. Northridge, CA, April 2009.

"Enseñanza de Literaturas Indígenas en Centros Laborales de Migrantes: Un Programa Piloto en el Sur de California," Presented at American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. California State University, CA, October 2008.

"Immigrants and Social Responsibility at the Community Level," Presented at Chicano Latino Student Affairs. Claremont, CA, October 2008.

"Connecting Communities: From Educational Practice to Social Activism," Presented at the Claremont Graduate University. Claremont, CA, September 2008.

"Indigenous Literatures and Pedagogies: Eco-narratives, Epistemologies and Oral Wisdom Traditions," Presented at the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. With N. Mooradian. Costa Rica, 2008.

Timothy Berg (Art)
"Collaboration: The Convergence of Parallel Tangents," Presented at the College Art Association Annual Conference. Los Angeles, CA, February 2009.

Sumangala Bhattacharya (English and World Literature)
"Epicurean Pleasures Versus Home Cooking: Gastronomy Takes on Victorian Domesticity," Presented at the Interdisciplinary 19th Century Studies Conference. Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, April 2009.

Nigel Boyle (Political Studies)
"The Malleable Politics of Activation Reform: The German 'Hartz' Reforms in Comparative Perspective," Presented at the European Union Studies Association 11th Biennial International Conference. With W. Schunemann. Los Angeles, CA, April 2009.

Stacy Brown (Mathematics)
"A Multiage Examination of Students' Approaches to Mathematical Induction Tasks," Presented at the Joint Meetings of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of American. Washington, DC, January 2009.

"Characterizing "Character of Use": An Examination of Elementary Whole Number Lesson Enactments," Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Education Research Association. San Diego, CA, 2009.

José Calderón (Sociology/ Chicano/a Studies)
"Global and Local: Checkpoints as a Denial of Human Rights," Presented at Cal Poly, Pomona, CA, May 2009.

"The Economic Crisis, Globalization and Immigration," Presented at Chaffey College. Rancho Cucamonga, CA, May 2009.

"Immigration Trends in the Inland Empire," Presented at the Latin American Studies Conference. California State University, San Bernardino, CA, April 2009.

"Remembering The Legacy of Cesar Chavez: Combining Multiculturalism, Critical Pedagogy and Community-Based Teaching and Learning for Social Change," Presented at the Clark Atlanta University Fourth Annual Teaching and Learning for Empowerment Virtual Conference. March 2009.

Kebokile Dengu-Zvobgo (International and Intercultural Studies)
"Building a Comprehensive Response to the Challenges of Globalization: Engaged Scholarship both Locally and Globally," Presented at Association of American Colleges and Universities Conference. With T. Hicks. Seattle, WA, January 2009.

"Study Abroad: Reinventing Globalization for Social Change," Presented at NAFSA: Association of International Educators Conference. Los Angeles, CA, May 2009.

Ciara Ennis (Art)
"Conversations with Mark Boulos," Participant in Narrowcast: Reframing Global Video, LACE. Los Angeles, CA, 2009.

"After Abu Ghraib," Moderator of panel with D. Segal, C. Clayton and S. Pinkle. Pitzer College, Claremont, CA, 2009.

Judith Grabiner (Mathematics)
"Why Proof? A Historian's Perspective," Presented at the International Commission on Mathematics Instruction Study 19: Proof and Proving in Mathematics Education. National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan, May 2009.

"Women in Mathematics," Presented at the Encouraging Diversity in Graduate Education (EDGE) Lecture Series. Pomona College, Claremont, CA, June 2008.

"Women of Mathematics," Poster presented at the Mathematical Association of America. With F. Fasanelli, J. Gallian, S. Landau, C. Pomerance, A. Shell-Gellasch and J. Tattersall. 2008.

Melinda Herrold-Menzies (Environmental Studies)
"Spies in the Park or Post-Soviet Saviors? Crane Conservation and Community Development in the Russian Far East," Presented at the Association for American Geographers Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV, March 2009.

"Efforts to Protect Cranes in Russia and China," Presented to the Mount Baldy Chapter of the Sierra Club. Mount Baldy, CA, September 2008.

Tessa Hicks (CCCSI)
"Building a Comprehensive Response to the Challenges of Globalization: Engaged Scholarship both Locally and Globally," Presented at Association of American Colleges and Universities Conference. With K. Dengu-Zvobgo. Seattle, WA, January 2009.

"Community-based, Action Research and Community Organizing," Presented at the International Partnership Institute. With T. Dolan and I. Arguayo. Portland State University, Portland, OR, May 2009.

Jim Hoste (Mathematics)
"Lissajous, Fourier and Chebyshev Knots," Presented at the Claremont Colleges Mathematics Colloquium. Claremont, CA, April 2009.

"Lissajous and Fourier Knots," Oklahoma State University Mathematics Colloquium. Stillwater, OK, November 2008.

Ethel Jorge (Spanish)
"Language Pedagogy in a Local-Global Context," Presented at the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association 106th Annual Conference. Pomona College, Claremont, CA, November 2008.

"Carnival: Transatlantic Connections Between Latin America and Spanish Celebrations," Presented at the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese Conference. Costa Rica, July 2008.

Brian Keeley (Philosophy)
"Neurophilosophy," Presented at the Champalimaud Foundation Neuroscience Programme at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência. Lisbon, Portugal, January 2009.

Jesse Lerner (Media Studies)
"El Impacto de la Modernidad," Paper presented at the Latin American Studies Association Conference. Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 2009.

"Extasis en Izamal," Paper presented at the 53rd Congress of Americanists. Mexico City, July 2009.

"El Sabotaje de lo Real," Paper presented at the Museo Amparo. Puebla, Mexico, August 2009.

"Dante Cerano's 'Dia dos': Sex, Kinship and Videotape," Paper presented at the XVIth Visible Evidence Conference. University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, August 2009.

"The Maya of Modernism," Paper presented at the Zentrum für Interdisziplinäre Forschung der Universität Bielefeld. Bielefeld, Germany, January, 2009.

Ming-Yuen S. Ma (Media Studies)
"Seeing in the Dark: An Insight into Cinema by Queers of Color," Panelist at the Ignite the Fuse Conference: Queer People of Color in Film, TV and Video. Los Angeles, CA, March 2009.

"Get on The Bus! Performance, Pedagogy and Mobility," Panelist for Art and the Academy: Working Artists in Asian American Studies. Association for Asian American Studies Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI, April 2009.

"1 IMAGE 1 MINUTE," Presented by X-TRA: Contemporary Art Quarterly. REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA, November 2008.

Katie Purvis-Roberts (Chemistry)
"Nuclear Testing Near Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan: An Environmental Catastrophe," Presented at the Bovay Program in the History of Ethics of Engineering. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, October 2008.

"Particle into Liquid Sampler (PILS) for Southern California PM-2.5 Analysis," Presented at Princeton University. Princeton, NJ, August 2008.

"Integration of Environmental Chemistry Experiments into the Introductory Chemistry Curriculum Through Geographic Information System (GIS) Mapping and Water Characterization," Presented at the American Chemical Society National Meeting. Philadelphia, PA, August 2008.

Norma Rodriguez (Psychology)
"Interteaching in an Undergraduate Statistics Course: Challenges and Successes," Poster presented at the Western Psychological Association Meeting. With Jason Rivera. Portland, OR, April 2009.

Brinda Sarathy (Environmental Studies)
"A Tale of Two Valleys: Immigrant Activism in Oregon's Willamette and Rogue Valley," Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers. Las Vegas, NV, March 2009.

Susan Seymour (Anthropology)
"Cora Du Bois: OSS Officer in World War II," Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association. San Francisco, CA, November 2008.

"Multiple Childcare and Attachment in India," Presented at the Biennial Conference of the Society for Psychological Anthropology. Asilomar, CA, March 2009.

"Culture, Gender and Development," Presented at the Department of Anthropology, University of California Los Angeles. Los Angeles, CA, February 2009.

Erich Steinman (Sociology)
"Teaching about American Indian Policy Issues," Organized at the Annual Meeting of the California Sociological Association. Riverside, CA, November 2008.

"Myths and Misconceptions: Tribal Sovereignty, Treaty Rights and American Indian Identity," Presented at the California Sociological Association. Riverside, CA, November 2008.

"Tribal-Academic Collaboration: Challenges, Opportunities and Benefits of Working with Federally Non-Recognized Tribes," Paper presented at the Western Social Science Association Meeting. Albuquerque, NM, April 2009.

Claudia Strauss (Anthropology)
"A (Mostly) Bakhtinian Analysis of US Immigration Discourses," Presented at the Third Annual Language, Culture and Mind Conference. Odense, Denmark, July 2008.

Laura Skandera Trombley (President/ English and World Literature)
"Presidential Panel on Sustainability Initiatives and Foundation Funding," at the Arthur Vining Davis Foundation. Atlanta, GA, February 2009.

"Mark Twain and the Child," Chair at the Sixth International Conference on the State of Mark Twain Studies. Elmira, NY, August 2009.

Rachel VanSickle-Ward (Political Studies)
"Prophecy, Performance and Pronouncement: Media Coverage of the 2008 Primary Debates," Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association. Boston, MA, August 2008.

"The Fuzzy Front End and the Policy Primordial Soup," Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association. With Preeta Banerjee. Toronto, Canada, September 2009.

"Framing Clinton: Gender and Media Coverage of the 2008 Primary Debates," Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association. With Darshan Goux. Toronto, Canada, September 2009.

Edith Vasquez (English and World Literature)
"From the Passaic to the Rio Bravo: The Heat of Latina/o Poetics in Williams's Paterson," Presented at the Annual William Carlos Williams Conference. William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ, June 2009.

"I am lonely, lonely. I was born to be lonely, I am best so!' One Hundred Years of Solitude: Williams as Lonely Happy Genius," Presented at the American Literature Association Centenary. Boston, MA, May 2009.

"La Calle de Las Damas: Fem-mythification in Santo Domingo Poetry Today, A Preliminary Study of Female Mythic Attributes in Poems by José Bobadilla, Alexis Gómez-Rosa, Sherezada (Chiqui) Vicioso and César Augusto Zapata," Presented at the International Symposium of Literature. California State University Dominguez Hills, Dominguez Hills, CA, March 2009.

Rudy Volti (Sociology)
"Dutch Mobility in a European Context," Discussant, Utrecht, Netherlands, February/March 2009.

"The Social Construction of Technology and Science," Organizer at the Pacific Sociological Association Meeting. San Diego, CA, April 2009.

Dana Ward (Political Studies)
"Alchemy in Clarens: Kropotkin and Reclus and the Origins of Anarcho-Communism," Presented at the First Annual Los Angeles Anarchist Bookfair Workshop. Los Angeles, CA, December 2008.

"Conceptions of Anarchism," Presented at the First Annual Los Angeles Anarchist Book Fair Workshop. With Q.Casal, K. Ferar, Z. Hoyt and Brian Orser. Los Angeles, CA, December 2008.

Burke Scott Williams (Chemistry)
"VIPEr: Virtual Inorganic Pedagogical Electronic Resource," Poster presented at the 237th American Chemical Society National Meeting. With B. A. Reisner, E. Benatan, H. J. Eppley, M. J. Geselbracht, E. R. Jamieson, A.R. Johnson, J. L. Stewart, L. Watson. Salt Lake City, UT, March 2009.

"Mechanistic Studies of Carbonyl Insertion at a k3-[NCN]PtMe Complex," Poster presented at the 237th American Chemical Society National Meeting. With E. B. Smith. Salt Lake City, UT, March 2009.

"How Closer Online Ties to Colleagues Can Change an Inorganic Chemistry Course: The Long, Spikey Tail of VIPEr," Presented at the 237th American Chemical Society National Meeting. Salt Lake City, UT, March 2009.

"Mechanistic Investigations of C-C Bond Formation Processes Involving an [NCN]PtMe "Pincer" Complex," Poster presented at the Gordon Conference in Organometallic Chemistry. With M.L. Scheuermann and B.L. Madison. Newport, RI, July 2008.

Linus Yamane (Economics)
"Asian Americans, Glass Ceilings and PhDs," Presented at the Western Economic Association Meeting. Honolulu, HI, July, 2008.

Kathleen S. Yep (Asian American Studies)
"Is Change Possible? Critical Pedagogies and Political Engagement," Presented at the Association of American Colleges and Universities Annual Meeting. Seattle, WA, January 2009.